Approved: December 2009.

Revised: November 2015.

As part of its support for the research mission of tenure-stream faculty, the College seeks to maintain a robust program of leaves and sabbaticals. These policies describe the conditions under which tenured and tenure-track faculty may be eligible to apply for leave or sabbatical. The College has historically asked that no more than 20% of faculty in any given department be on leave in any given year; this figure is a benchmark intended to aid departments in planning and in maintaining balance between the research needs of their faculty and the curricular needs of both undergraduate and graduate programs. Except in unusual circumstances, faculty are expected to return to Emory for two semesters in residence after a leave.